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Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
tonight including our conversation with former president clinton. >>> also this evening, the dangerous storm heading across a huge part of our country. tens of millions of americans in its path and another right behind it. >>> great expectations. after a surge in jobs, unemployment drops to its lowest level in five years. a work in progress, but can it be sustained? >>> and once in a lifetime. mandela's visit to this country. those who were there reflect on the power of that moment in time. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in london last night they chose to wait until the end of the premiere of the film "long walk to freedom," the story of nelson mandela, before breaking the news to the audience that nelson mandela had died. it brought a stunned reaction from the crowd which included prince william and his wife kate. the evening had been hosted by two of nelson mandela's daughters. and while the entire world knew this day was coming and the life of this 95-year-old man has come to an end, it marks the passing of a giant of the modern era, a transformative figure who play ad
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
and our martin luther king all rolled into one. >> reporter: hillary clinton was at the inauguration. >> a lawyer and a freedom fighter. a prisoner and a leader. a man of anger and of forgiveness. >> reporter: there was no contradiction in what mandela stood for. >> the idea of every single human being ought to be free of oppression and justice can prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. there's a major memorial at the national cathedral here at washington on wednesday for this foreign leader held in high esteem by so many americans. >> thank you. >>> late this afternoon the san francisco mayor invited the entire bay area to pay its respects to mandela as well. the mayor has been asked to chair that event. flags on all city grounds will be flown at half staff until sunset on december 18th. there was skirmishes with police. mandela visited the oakland coliseum back in 199 -- >> when he was released and came to oakland for the coliseum, it was so thrilling that we
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
more leaders will be here. president obama, clinton, carter and bush, as well. all of this culminates sunday with the funeral. >> ron allen will be reporting for us throughout the process this week. >>> you heard it here, a washington budget deal might be imminent. "the washington post" reports that finishing touches are under way on capitol hill with a sealed deal on capitol hill. it will be the first successful budget accord since 2011, but it amounts to little more than a cease-fire according to "the post," and that's because the deal would not significantly reduce the $7.3 trillion in debt it wouldn't close corporate tax loopholes and wouldn't extend retirement programs and also wouldn't fully replace sequester cuts. this deal would avoid another debt battle, though on capitol hill until another budget is due. >>> a rare trip today to pakistan for defense secretary chuck hagel. he hopes to repair the strained relationship. he made a surprise visit to troops in afghanistan and said a budget deal could restore to the military. >>> so the death toll related to a pod of wayward whales
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
. george w. bush and bill clinton along with their wives, laura bush and former secretary of state hillary clinton will join them. >>> the stadium is where his body will lie and stay in pretoria and he will receive a memorial in his birth town. we are shown how he's been remembered by a few people in the bay area who play a small role in his effort to end apartheid. >> reporter: the one he counts most precious is the photo of him with nelson mandela. >> that picture you see of me speaking from -- after meeting him at that particular point is a picture that i cherish. >> reporter: the picture was taken during mandela's 1990 visit to the oakland coliseum. williams was there to greet him. >> i was so, so overcome by this man who was not just soft spoken, but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness. >> reporter: williams was asked to speak before mandela. the memory flooded back when he learned mandela died at age 95. >> i said we lost something that was so important. >> demonstrators scuffled with police. >> reporter: williams was among po tes tors arrested in demonstr
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
dignitaries are expected including president obama and the first lady, presidents bush, clinton and carter, bonky moon and many more. president obama plans to speak. we are getting more information on mandela's final hours. a friend who saw him two hours before he died said he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. and i could see that he is different from the conditions i saw him earlier, that he is now giving up. >> hundreds of people attended a prayer service last night and there is another scheduled for tonight. >> it's 4:38. time to get a look at the faulk for this week. i was hoping for a warm-up. >> well, we've got one for you. it's just going to be very gradual. it's going to take a while before we return to the 60s. but they are on the seven-day forecast. and hey, we won't make you wait for it. it's scrolling at the bottom of the screen. temperatures this morning are very, very cold here. we're in the 20s again in most of our cities. negative 11 out in truckee. so it could be colder. hey, that means snow is going to stick around. parts of tahoe pick
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
obama, former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. for the past few days, there's been an outpouring of emotion. it's mostly been celebration also mixed with grief and mourning. but most people here are trying to focus on the positive and focus on the legacy of nelson mandela. >> i decided to come and pay respects for actually teaching me to look beyond color, to learn how to forgive. >> that is what nelson mandela was and is, actually, still. bringing people together despite their differences. >> reporter: it's a week-long series of events. the memorial service tomorrow. then his body will lie in state for a while. then the final state official funeral in his hometown in the eastern cape province of south africa. a distant part of this country where mr. mandela was born and where he grew up as a young boy. so several events still for many days packed with a lot of emotion as the country and world say good-bye and farewell and pay tribute to nelson mandela. now back to you. >>> breaking news just coming into our newsroom. an after-school worker at a bay area catholic school is under arr
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Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
held in long beach. past presenters include the google founders along with president bill clinton. >>> now for a look at the markets. live at cnbc world headquarters. >> the dow closing down 94 points on tuesday. and after three straight days of losses, investors may get a break today, futures pointing to a higher open across the board this morning, european markets are also gaining. >>> the keyword today, cold. >> yes, and bundle up as you can see the temperatures around the bay area, 20s, 30s to near 40 closer to the water. but taking in the cold spot around the area. you can see out toward the sierra, zero this morning, san jose, 39 degrees right now. and parts of the south bay as you head south of san jose, temperatures at or close to freezing. and around the peninsula, temperatures also in the low 30s and atherton, 34, in redwood city, and san mateo near the airport quite cold. coldest temperatures so far, our own christy smith where it's 28 degrees, danville, 28, 31 in dublin, 37 in livermore and the north bay valleys, this time tomorrow morning, i think you'll find some tem
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
late richard holbrooke, and president clinton had just dropped off chelsea at stanford and mandela was so social. he knew everybody by name. he remembered my original interview with him. if he walked in here today, he would put everybody at ease. there wasn't any of that aura that he carried around with him. >> so charismatic. >> i knew i was in the presence of a great man. >> he was a renaissance man is how i would put it. he moved from every generation even eventually embracing aids when it wasn't popular for leaders in africa to do that. >> thank you both. appreciate your time. >> absolutely. >> we'll have more on nelson mandela and his extraordinary legacy coming up in a couple of minutes. >>> let's switch gears now. there's a big winter storm. big story. millions impacted by what could be one of the worst ice storms in years. let's get to al with the latest on it. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. 1,200 miles from san angelo texas all the way into the northeast and new england. right now the heaviest concentration of snow and ice is in arkansas, oklahoma, and on into
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
memorial service tomorrow. they'll be joined by jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush. nbc's lester holt is in soweto with more on this. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. what an emotional few days it's been. we're outside the mandela house. it's the house he came home to after his release from prison in 1990. a lot of folks will be lining up tonight for the privilege to be at the stadium and at the memorial service but like the 50 or 60 some odd world leaders coming, none of them were invited. this is going to be an event on a scale rarely seen in any country and it shows how beloved and respected nelson mandela was across this planet. this morning they are hard at work preparing johannesburg's 90,000 seat fnb stadium for tomorrow's public memorial. a potential security and logistics nightmare as scores of world leaders and luminaries ranging from heads of states to rock stars to business tycoons gather to pay their respects to nelson mandela. ♪ since news of his death broke on thursday, south africans have engaged in a virtual nonstop salute an
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Dec 10, 2013 12:35am PST
secretary of state hillary clinton. and there are the bushes. quite a plane load from washington. a light rain became a heavier and steadier rain today. we are getting winds around 20 miles per hour adding to how unpleasant it was. president carter there. we spent time with him yesterday. he came over. they are part of the group called the elders, a kind of council group of world leaders who have been giving advice and council to nelson mandela and this country. this would be a very good time to tell our audience i will be joined throughout by our resident over here for much of the past 20 years. as we see the scenes go past you can help me narrate what we are watching. the arrivals very solemn. the world leaders are going to make for such an odd confluence. so many people out there. they are seeing this as a blessing as they are seeing being able to say good bye to nelson mandela. >> no one is bothered by the rain. perhaps the visiting americans are bothered by the rain. these -- we'll keep showing you the official arrivals. naomi campbell is here, a couple of celebrities are here, all o
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
bill clinton, who later presented him with a congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see america swear in its own first black president, and he was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the streets. nbc's meteorologist bill karens has more on that for us. w
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Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
africa accompanied by george and laura bush and hillary clinton. presidents clinton and carter traveled separately. also converging on south africa, leaders from four continents, from britain's david cameron and braz brazil's dilma rousseff. and cuba's raul castro. the leaders will be behind bullet proof cast. the white house has confidence in the security arrangements including cancelling military leaves. >> you've got all the police, army deployed at the moment working together with the american and other secret services around the world. >> reporter: today the official program for the memorial was released listing family, friends, and foreign dignitaries including president obama as speakers. but while it's a reminder the world embraced south africa, it is south africans who claim him. >> we with wouldn't miss it for the world. >> reporter: martin yonkers and his wife are among the perhaps tens of thousands who will try to attend tomorrow's memorial. their gratitude to mandela rooted in an interracial relationship that would have been illegal under apartheid. >> we never cou
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
former president bill clinton intervened. kenneth bay, a korean american missionary is still in a north korean jail and has been there for more than a year. north korean officials say they decided to release newman after he read a televised statement in which heñr apologized for his wk of training anti-guerillas during the korean war. >> will you go back again? >> probably not. >> reporter: the family said they were pleased to find out that newman had been freed and hoping the same for kenneth bay. newman said he would let us know when his father was ready to talk further. >> thank y5 the homecoming has gripped the bay area and much of the nation. we have more about his time in north k north korea and online. >>> we're told there will be quite a few officers at the stadium and you might not recognize them. many will be dressed as seattle fans. there will be more decoy officers at this game than any other because of the rivalry. they are warning fans to resist the urge to try to take home a pieqe"of the stick since this is one of the last games there. >> two games left. it's very
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Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
cell. this time accompanied by president bill clinton who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own first black president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters sasha and malia. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa reentered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> and we are happy to be joined here in the studio tonight by nelson mandela's biographer. rick stangel is former managering editor of "time" magazine who during his time of chronicling the life of nelson mandela actually lived with him. he spoke about mandela in his book "mandela's way." in fact, he is god father to your older song. and my first quote to start off this conversation. you and i have known this day is coming for 20 years or more. the last pure hero
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
clinton and jimmy carter plan to travel for the memorial. george h.w. bush the only living president who will not be there. >> doctors say the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel long distances. you see they are getting air force one ready. if you want to share condolences with the mandela family, several funeral homes have memorial books you can sign that will be sent to his family and constituents. sign one of the books at the sky lawn funeral home and memorial park, chapel of the chimes in oakland, or chapel of the chimes in hayward. the books will be available for signing until the end of the month. >> around these parts meteorologist christina loren is telling us the big story is chill. chill. >> you don't even need to have sound up. the volume could be all the way down and these numbers do the talking. 21 degrees, it is really cold up in the north bay. expecting them to fall into the teens again. and this may very well be the coldest morning from the entire snap that we've had so far. throughout the day today temperatures are only going to climb near the 50s and upper 40s, want
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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. the measure of mandela so great, america's presidents shared a stage with cuban leader, castro. >> for peace without, for peace within. >> reporter: after interfaith prayers, the tributes began. first, andrew melangani, whose cell on robert island was next to mandela's. >> my heart, my soul, my life. >> reporter: then members of mandela's family spoke, including four of his grandchildren. >> it's all over the world like a comet. >> reporter: president obama, who received a warm welcome, told the crowd how mandela's example helped guide his own path. >> but i believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self reflection. with honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask, how well have i applied his lessons in my own life. >> reporter: the crowd, overcome with emotion. mandela's life held up as a call to action, that the work to end oppression is far from over. security on heightened alert for this impressive gathering of world leaders, many seated behind bullet-proof glass. the powerfu
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
and mrs. obama, he is expected to speak, presidents bush, clinton and carter, ban ki-moon, south korea's prime minister, and canada's prime minister. nelson mandela was made an honorary canadian citizen years after his imprisonment on robben island. >> he was on robben island. he was not happy to be there but made the best of it. >> reporter: people continue to bring flowers and mementos to the gate and now we're getting more insight on his final hours inside. a friend who saw mandela two hours before he died says he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. >> when i arrived i was taken to his bedroom and i saw him, and i could see that he is different from the conditions i saw him earlier on. i could sense that he is now giving up. >> reporter: after a day of prayer sunday this nation is coming together to say good-bye to the statesman they called pla deba, father and friend. back live now, they are doing it in style, you can see and hear this behind me, the second day of celebrations that we've seen and heard here at mandela house in soweta. they a
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Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, and bill clinton will attend some of the services scheduled for this week. we don't have the exact time line or schedule, but they plan to be here. we will have much more from here but i know you're tracking breaking news in the state, erica. back to you. >> thank you, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans for releasing him and he was looking forward to seeing his wife. the north koreans said they leaved him because o
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Dec 4, 2013 12:35am PST
so much. for the clinton global initiative. bono from u2 revealed he can actually do a really awesome impression of bill clinton. this is totally real. take a look. >> [ bill clinton voice ] when i first met bono, he walked into the oval office, i thought it was a member of his own road crew. [ applause ] >> jimmy: that's amazing, right? isn't that great? only got weird when hillary said can i trade my bill for this one? [ laughter and applause ] we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, man, welcome to the show. we have fun show tonight. he is back! he is back on nbc with a brand new show, michael j. fox is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ] love michael j. fox. who does not love michael j. fox. >> impossible. >> jimmy: micheal j. fox he's -- i remember from "family ties." that show was on, you guys love "family ties?" [ cheers and applause ] nbc. one of the best theme songs ever, too. bet we been together for a million years ♪ and i bet we'll be together for a million more ♪ ♪ oh it's like i started breathing on the ni
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
.  presidentswo#jf bill clinton, george w. bush and jimmy carter who calls mandela one of the leading people of the century. >> i would say that mow haute má gandhiw3 and nelson mandela wou q as well mother teresa of those people that you look on with a great deal of admiration aj inspiration. >> his body will lie in state for three days beforeÑit( movin( the smallvil the small village where hexd gr up. our coverage begins at 1:00 in the morning. and today in the bay will again at 4:00 in the morning. >>> and now to the latest in the investigation of the asiana crash. hearings begin tomorrow in ok washington, d.c.çóe1 representatives from boeing will the pilots who were in thec cockpit the day the plane asiana flight crashed and killed three teens and injured nearly 200 people.c now nbcÑi bay area's investigate unit isq in washington, dshlgts c. for those hearings. >>> police are investigating a string of carçó break insjf ear q cloud the theft oft( christmas gifts for children at at(çó local hospita. police say theokçó man shown on surveillance videoçóok stolelp 1,000 int(Ñi
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
president clinton and carter. what will the role be at the events? >> to be there to pay tribute and give it the sense of moment that it deserves. and i think for all of them at different levels, president bush who i covered did not have the closest relationship with mandela but respected him. president obama in a unique way encouraged to go see him when he is still a senator. mandela encouraged to meet with up and coming star in politics. for our president to be so moved by mandela, to really have his own place in a civil rights struggle against apartheid. >> when it comes to president obama's presence on the international stage this potential for comprehensive agreement with iran yesterday. it could be worse. when it comes to the international stage how is his capital? >> i don't think it is exceedingly high. i think a lot of american allies think america has lost its nerve in some regard particularly when it comes to confronting iran. i think there is difficulty with our credibility because our economic standing has impact as well. it doesn't diminish america's power and influence
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
, it's a setback. >> here's another aspect of it. we look ahead to 2016. hillary clinton and health care. we've done some checking on this and hear republicans talking a lot about hillary clinton in this context. listen. >> if you like your plan, you can keep it? that was not accidental. that was following the lessons from the fight over hillary care. what took hillary care down is that people realized, holy cow, i might lose my health insurance, i might lose my doctor. >> who ever thought this was going to work? but i have to tell you, this is really hillary care. >> we can't forget she was the original author of hillary care back in, i believe, 1983, and that would have been a disaster as well. >> i would think they would be a little more artful. the leading candidate is clearly obvious. i don't think it shows them being agile in putting forth what they would do, because they have offered nothing. >> they're sticking to the playbook. they've tried 50 times to repeal it, and for what? we know the system is broken. what's the fix? >> the republican really messed up with the governme
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Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
arrived to loud cheers along with george w. bush and laura bush and hillary clinton. >> there is a word in south africa mbuntu. a word that captures mandela's greatest gift. his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that are invisible to the eye. >> for family members it was a funeral for a loved one. mandela's widow and ex-wife shared an embrace before the service. starting tomorrow mandela's coffin will be carried through the streets every morning to give as many people as possible the chance to pay their final respects. a state funeral will be sunday. >> happening now, crews are on the scene of a stubborn smoky trash fire. it broke out about 9:00 last night in a warehouse in san francisco. chase cain live at the scene near candlestick park. what's it look like now? >> reporter: there's still smoke coming out of the building. we're near candle stick park. i trash pile that was the length of a football field and eight feet deep. that fire did break out around 9:00 and it's still smoldering. it was inside a warehouse here at essentially a garbage dump for building supplies.
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
. tweeting a favorite picture of bill clinton wrote, i'll never forget my friend. using the affectionate name by which he was known to his followers. prince william and his wife, duchess of cambridge, were at the film, "long walk to freedom." >> tragic news. we're reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now. >> reporter: tonight britain's prime minister david cameron. >> tonight one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all-time. >> reporter: president bush 41 wrote as president i watched in wonder as nelson mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers. setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all. president george w. bush wrote president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. mandela set an example by visiting new zealand, forgiving the country that sent its rugby team to play south africa during the apartheid years. tonight the prime minister of new zealan
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
when it peaked, nixon, ford, carter, george h.w. bush and president clinton. you don't need to go back six decades to find a real comparison. >> i think it's fallen in real terms, whether you reference it to truman or lbj. >> as for a plain old income disparity, the president sounded off on a widening gap. >> the top 10% no longer takes in 1/3 of our income, it now takes half. >> but is it really that skewed? '. >> it looks like the president is using a well regarded federal reserve study. the top 5% and 9% added up to almost 90% of all incomes. but the congressional budget office came out with updated filg you'res today. in recent figures, the top 10% o after all earners accounted for 76%. compare that to 1979 when the study started. and the top 10% brought in 29.9%, and you can see a trend developing here. most of the gains of the recovery have flown to the top. that's also been true over the last 30 years in which there's been a substantial increase in income and equality and an even greater increase in wealth and equality as most of the gains have gone to the top 1%. the point is,
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from newyork, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charlene. >> reporter: right now, david, it is pouring down rain, and in south africa rain is a sign of good for tutune, so maybe it is honor of mandela. up until th
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
best inside us. >> jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also in attendance. you are going to have much more coverage on the memorial including live reports starting at 6:30. >> it's 6:06. that means it is time to check the forecast. taking a live look outside from the south bay this morning, another cold start but this will be our last overnight freeze warning? >> yeah, i think as we get to tomorrow it will be more like a frost advisory. thanks for waking up with us f. you have frost feel free to right a note in that. the peninsula at 30, we're at 27 in the north bay so milder start. we're going to continue to see our overnight lows creep up through the next few days. one of the reasons is because of the cloud cover we're expecting by about 4:00 p.m. today. 53 degrees, mostly cloudy at that point. we'll get a blanket over the bay area out of the clouds. it won't be as frigid throughout tomorrow. then the warming trend continues each and every day all the way through friday until about 61 degrees. so comfortable not just in san jose for the peninsula as well a return of the 60
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